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Harrogate Bridge Club

27 Robert Street

01423 568110

HBC Defibrillator


Club Closure

It is with regret that the Bridge Club will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

We wish everyone the best of health over the coming months.

Welcome to Harrogate Bridge Club
Club Notices

Club Re-opening Plans

The committee attended a zoom meeting earlier this week to consider when we might re-open the club for live bridge. We must, of course, observe government and EBU guidelines, which could change at any time. It is hoped that we could start by running just a few live sessions when we reach Step 4 not earlier than June 21st. The existing online sessions will continue in the meantime. Probably in the future we could run some online sessions alongside live sessions for those members who are unable to travel to the club. Obviously none of this is set in stone as we have to be guided by the data and not the dates.

Kath Crebbin

Annual Subscriptions

A memo will be sent out shortly via Pianola to inform members that the £10 annual club subscription for 21/22 is due on April 1st.  We waived last year’s subscription as the club was unable to open. A very few members did pay their £10 before closure and they will not be required to pay the 21/22 subscription. It is of financial benefit to the club if payments are made directly into the club account - details to follow.  If this is not possible cheques or cash can be put in an envelope and posted through the door at the club (the bank charges for depositing both of these as it is a business account) the treasurer will check the post regularly.

YCBA Winter 2021 Online Sunday League

The current series of matches has now finished and congratulations are due to our A team for finishing a very close 2nd in the 1st division of a very strong field, just one point behind the winners.

There were 17 divisions in total, with 8 teams in each.  We had 6 teams representing Harrogate and all performed creditably dealing with strange self-alerting rules, logging in procedures etc.  Full league results can be found on the YCBA website click here.

Another series of matches will be starting shortly, but we won't be entering as many teams as previously as several members who played have been arranging long deferred visits and holiday breaks.

We would be pleased to hear from anyone who hasn't played before who would like to join an existing team or be part of a new team.  Please let Catherine or Janet know if you are interested.  Everyone of any standard is welcome.  Dates of matches are May 23rd, June 27th and July 18th.

HBC Online Bridge

Days For Online Duplicate Sessions

Bridge is now being played online every day of the week, either on BBO or RealBridge.  

Monday 10:30 Duplicate pairs on BBO
Tuesday 14:00 Duplicate pairs on RealBridge
Wednesday 10:00 Duplicate pairs on BBO
Thursday 19:15 Duplicate pairs on BBO
Friday 19:00 * Duplicate pairs on RealBridge

* After a period of trying teams on Friday nights, it has been decided to revert back to a pairs event.  If you haven't tried RealBridge now is a good time.  Please join us even if you haven't got a partner and we will try to find one for you.  Rob

We request all players to login at least 10 minutes before the actual start time.

Anyone needing any help, clarification or advice about logging on please contact either

Janet: 01423 879438, 


or Rob: 



Have you got the right hardware and software???

If you intend to play PLEASE READ the document below, available in Word or PDF format.  DO NOT leave it until the last moment as there are some hardware and software compatibility issues, especially if you are an Apple desktop or laptop user.   Also information on how to login.

There are hyperlinks to click on to take you to the relevant sections on the RealBridge website.  These only work in the Word document.  If you open the PDF then the url will have to be manually typed in.

Click to download Realbridge - Word version - to your computer  

Click for RealBridge pdf


Online Upcoming Events
Play Online Games 

YCBA Upcoming Events:

16 May - Mixed Pairs
22 May - YCBA Stepping Stones

12 June - YCBA AGM
12 June - Yorkshire Congress - Pairs
13 June - Yorkshire Congress - Teams

For details on all YCBA events click here.

For EBU events click here.


We are a welcoming and friendly bridge club catering for players of all standards.  We run seven pairs sessions per week and a supervised play afternoon for those who want to practice before they step up to duplicate.  We also have classes for beginners and intermediates, and occasional instruction on specific topics.

Visiting pairs are always made welcome.

For the more competitive players we have five teams in the Yorkshire Sunday League.   Many of our players also group together to make teams of four that play in the Harrogate and District Bridge League against more local opposition.

Harrogate Bridge Club is located in the centre of this beautiful spa town.  The club has its own private premises and is well established with over 250 members.  In addition to our playing areas, the club has a kitchen and a licensed bar.  HBC is a member of the English Bridge Union, EBU, and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association, YCBA.  We use the Bridgemate wireless scoring system so that results are updated as you play.  Hand copies of each session can be taken away and are also available once the results are posted on the website. 

Tue 18th May 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
13:45 for 14:00 start
Wed 19th May 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
9:50 for 10:00 start
Thu 20th May 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
19:05 for 19:15 start
Fri 21st May 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
18:45 for 19:00 start
Mon 24th May 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
10:20 for 10:30 start
Tue 25th May 2021
Online Duplicate Pairs
13:45 for 14:00 start
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